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Castration of Young Pigs

Description: "This publication deals with castration, or the removal of the essential organs of male pigs. The objects of castration are to prevent reproduction, to increase fattening propensity, to better the quality of the meat of the animal, and to help insure docility. Every farmer should be competent to castrate pigs, as the losses from the operation are as a rule not very heavy and could be reduced by exercising care and attention." -- title page
Date: 1916
Creator: Ashbrook, F. G. (Frank Getz), 1892-
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Raising Guinea Pigs

Description: Report discussing the possible uses of guinea pigs as domestic pets, food sources, and subjects for scientific experimentation. Management of guinea pigs includes stock selection, housing, feed, breeding, and disease.
Date: 1913
Creator: Lantz, David E. (David Ernest)
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Description: Photograph of a sleeping pig. In the image, the pigs head fills the frame leaving the rest of the background out of focus.
Date: unknown
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Pigs feeding]

Description: Photograph of eight pigs feeding from a one bowl. In the image, the pigs are in the center of the frame with wagons and dirt ground.
Date: unknown
Creator: Clark, Joe
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Hog Houses

Description: Report discussing the construction of housing and shelters for pigs. Different types of houses are discussed along with examples of faulty construction, constructions costs, and suggestions for floors, walls, windows for ventilation, and whitewash. Includes an in-depth discussion of windows that utilizes sunshine tables.
Date: 1911
Creator: Warren, Joseph Allen
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Hog Cholera: Prevention and Treatment

Description: "The Bureau of Animal Industry for many years has made a study of the disease [hog cholera] and finally evolved the 'anti-hog-cholera serum,' which ca be regarded as the only known reliable preventive agent. It is the only agent which has been proved to have curative properties. This serum is now manufactured by several State institutions and by private firms licensed by the Secretary of Agriculture for the purpose. The use of the serum is described fully herein, including treatment of herds, brood sows, young pigs, etc.: 1) confine sick hogs, 2) use serum, 3) employ sanitary measures, 4) disinfect, 5) cooperate." -- p. 2. Also includes a discussion about how to identify infected hogs.
Date: 1917
Creator: Dorset, M. (Marion) & Hess, O. B.
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Coordination of Programs on Domestic Animal Genomics: The Federal Framework

Description: This report discusses progress by Federal agencies dealing with domestic animal genomics. The work represents an increase in the understanding of domestic animals such as sheep, cattle, swine, bees, and others. Knowledge in this area is crucial for better understanding animal diseases such at bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or "mad cow disease")
Date: June 2004
Creator: National Science and Technology Council (U.S.). Interagency Working Group on Domestic Animal Genomics.
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